Anne Ackermann

documentary photographer & photojournalist
   
Gulu Youth
Location: Speyer
Nationality: Germany
Biography: Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. Her work often focuses on women’s and contemporary issues, touching themes ranging from migration and aftermath to skin bleaching and plastic surgery, from... read on
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Gulu Youth
Credits: anne ackermann
Updated: 12/14/18

A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst. 2012-2014.

Youth have been both the primary victims and the primary actors in the two-decade-long war between the LRA ( Lord’s Resistance Army) and the Ugandan state in Northern Uganda, which ended in 2006.

My photos capture moments of the daily lives of young people. While drug abuse and violence are the extreme ends of a traumatized post-war generation, it is mainly the abundant boredom and idleness caused by massive unemployment and lack of economic opportunities, which affect young people. They are trapped in a void between dreams of a westernized and modern lifestyle they mainly experience through media and the violent past of their tribal and cultural identity. It is the war that has shaped this gap. 

But even in the longest period of recovery we also find moments of hope and beauty

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PERSPEKTIVEN / DAAD

By Anne Ackermann — Selected images from an assignment for DAAD ( Germany Academic Exchange Service) on refugees'..
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Education Island

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Garden Days

By Anne Ackermann — Since Covid-19 and the start of the semi lockdown in Germany I have spent more uninterrupted time with my..
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Wakaliwood

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Behind Veils and Walls

By Anne Ackermann — 'Behind Veils and Walls' reveals the lives of female Somali refugees living in exile and the quest..
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Sunbeams

By Anne Ackermann — A Corona diary in progress Our days are spent at home. On most mornings sunbeams fall through the windows..
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Inclusion in Cameroon

By Anne Ackermann — Nearly 80 % of people with disabilities live the world’s poorest countries. Inclusion is a human..
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Beatrice

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant..
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Gertrude

By Anne Ackermann — Gertrude, Uganda, 2015 In Uganda, giving birth is predominantly a women-only affair. In a society where..
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Full Speed Ladies

By Anne Ackermann — When Nnenna and Jemmy ride their motorcycles through the busy streets of the megacity of Lagos in Nigeria,..
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Costumes

By Anne Ackermann — “Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class,..
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Gloria

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant..
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Lake Turkana

By Anne Ackermann — Lake Turkana at the utmost north of Kenya is most likely the place where mankind started: In the 1970s..
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Plastica

By Anne Ackermann — Plástica, Rio de Janeiro, 2009 I have produced my portraits of women who received plastic surgery..
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House of Pasha

By Anne Ackermann — My work ‘House of Pasha’ looks at cultural views and expectations on women in Albania using..
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Christine

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant..
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Lady Sharia

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant..
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Ladies first!

By Anne Ackermann — In numbers, it looks so beautiful, the new world of gender-equality in Rwanda. 64 % of the members of..
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Lake Turkana

By Anne Ackermann / lake turkana — Lake Turkana at the utmost north of Kenya is most likely the place where mankind started: In the 1970s..
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White Blacks

By Anne Ackermann / Kampala — This project is about the harmful practice of skin lightening in black African women. Skin lightening has..
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